What's Your Money Personality?

Do you know your money personality? Your money personality describes your attitudes and habits related to money. Some view money as a tool for security. Others look at money with a gamblers mind-set and ...

What We’ve Learned Five Years After the 2008 Crisis

Five years ago this month the world’s financial markets endured one of their biggest crises ever. Lehman Brothers Holdings failed, igniting a firestorm. Within days the unthinkable occurred: Insurance ...

“Echo Boomers” could give a big boost to the stock market

The Baby Boom generation born between 1946 and 1964 has dominated investment markets since the 1980s. They struggled for an economic start during the repeated recessions between 1973 and 1982, but then ...

Age may bring wisdom but not when it comes to your finances

As we age and gain experience we should get wiser, right? We’ve learned a lot from our mistakes and those of others and we gain a sense of calm and deliberation that we may not have had in our younger ...

A race against hedge funds puts Warren Buffett ahead

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is running ahead on a bet with two hedge fund managers that the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index would beat an index of hedge funds. Buffett, whose flagship Berkshire ...

It takes more than a million to make the rich feel wealthy

What does it take to feel wealthy? About $7.5 million, according to a group of people who should know. That finding came in a recent survey of 1,000 millionaire households by Fidelity, the second-largest ...

Jim Cramer’s record

Mad Money’s Jim Cramer issues buy and sell recommendations to his audience on each show. Just how good are those recommendations? Two professors at Northeastern University performed several statistical ...

How much should an investor worry about another recession?

The drumbeat of negative economic predictions continues as more forecasters predict that a recession began late in 2007 or will arrive early in 2008. The latest convert is former Federal Reserve Chairman ...

Teens have high aspirations but need help understanding money

The typical teen believes it is important to live within one’s means and to have good money habits. But the typical teen also lacks basic financial knowledge and has unrealistic expectations about ...

Was the February market drop a portent of things to come?

Complacency will get you into trouble, at least in the financial markets. Back in February, when the U.S. stock market dropped almost 3.5% in one day (following an 8% plunge in the Chinese market), investors ...